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A Haiku - Balance
It may help to chart the day's course....before we set sail.
A balanced life has time for each important element.
Have you heard it said, or have you even said it yourself: "There's just not enough time!"?
Enough time for what?
There is always enough time to start. There is not always enough time to finish....today, but it's the starting that counts after the priorities have been established.
"But things interrupt!". you say.
I often think how much more writing I might accomplish by renting a room with one table, one chair, and my computer. I could go there, disconnect the room's phone, and write to exhaustion, before returning to all the other priorities of life.
I've been sorely tempted at times, but I've never taken that step.
The same could be said for finding a way to do tax returns, or anything else that seems to require our undivided attention. "Dad's not here, but let me take your name and number and I will have him call you when he returns." [Voicemail now serves that same purpose, and many Americans now rely on their voicemails to protect them from interruptions, and to record what happened while they were otherwise "indisposed".]
Monks have taken themselves into monasteries so they might devote themselves to prayer and meditation, but even there they find there is a need for balance and structure to accomodate themselves and others.
Here are short Haiku poems on balance:
Seasons come and go;
Short, distinct, but orderly.
Days come, very soon gone.
Packing day's contents inside,
Better packing fills.
Spend days like money.
Budget hours wisely and well.
A day saved....is earned.
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